Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 4, 2007)
Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa./Team Fuji-Salamander) earned her third and fourth stars-and-stripes jerseys of the week by winning the women’s 17-18 points race and later teaming up with Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Kahala-LaGrange) for a victory in the women’s team sprint. In the points race, Hayduk won three of the event’s seven sprints and scored 25 points to beat silver medalist Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa./BMW-Bianchi) and third-place finisher Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif./Home Depot Center) who collected 23 and 22 points respectively.
Following the points race, Hayduk and Rivera paired up to clock a winning time of 48.970 seconds in the team sprint. After securing the top seed in the qualifying round with a 48.787, Hayduk and Rivera beat Mary Costelloe (Emmaus, Pa./East Coast Velo) and Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa./Tri-State Velo) for the national title.
Throughout the four-day competition, Hayduk also captured national titles in the sprint and 500-meter time trial events. Her performances in those two races earned her an automatic nomination to represent the United States at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Mexico this August. Hayduk’s 500-meter time trial time of 36.656 seconds also broke an 11-year-old national record.
In contrast to the close nature of the overall men’s 15-16 standings, Rivera scored victories in the 500-meter time trial and 10-kilometer points race and placed second in the six-kilometer scratch race to take a 19-10 victory over Jessica Prinner (South Elgin, Ill./Athletes by Design). Prinner’s points came from a win in the scratch race and a third-place effort in the points race. Shelby Reynolds (Cypress, Texas/Sugar Cycles) placed third overall with seven points thanks to a second-place finish in the points race and a fourth-place effort in the 500-meter time trial.
2007 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships
Colorado Springs, Colo.
June 30-July 3
National Championship Events:
Women’s Team Sprint
1. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.), Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif.) – Train 2 Win 48:970
2. Mary Costelloe (Emmaus, Pa.), Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Pa.) – Veni Vidi Vici 53.485
Women’s 17-18 Points Race
1. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.) 25
2. Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa.) 23
3. Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif.) 22
Women’s 15-16 Omnium
1. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif.) 19
2. Jessica Prinner (South Elgin, Ill.) 10
3. Shelby Reynolds (Cypress, Texas) 7
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